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Starlin Castro suffers right hamstring strain

Mar 2, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro suffered a right hamstring strain Sunday in a 5-3 Cactus League loss to the Royals. The strain is being labeled as “mild,” but it could cost Castro around a week of action.

Castro sustained the injury while sliding into second base on a stolen base attempt. He was replaced by top infield prospect Javier Baez, who’s getting time at third base, second base, and shortstop this spring.

Castro posted a weak .245/.284/.347 batting line with only 10 homers and nine steals in 705 plate appearances last season for Chicago.

He is under contractual contract with the Cubs through the 2020 campaign.

  1. jtmmack - Mar 2, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Good luck with this guy cub fan.

  2. sawxalicious - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    “He is under contractual contract with the Cubs through the 2020 campaign.”

    Contractual contract? Are there other kinds?

    • karlkolchak - Mar 3, 2014 at 5:48 AM

      I’ll bet the Cubs are starting to wish Castro’s contract was uncontractual.

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